Latinxs and the Environment Campus Resource Fair

Project Leads: Kristin Flores & Giselle Serafin

Sponsor: Chicanx/Latinx Student Development

TGIF Grant: $2,000.00

Project Theme: Education & Behavioral Change

Project Location

2017 Application Submission

Status: In Progress

Project Description: Latinxs and the Environment hopes to address pressing issues related to Latinxs and how they are impacted by environmental factors, including but not limited to climate change change, urban and rural pollution, participation in the green labor market, education for Latinos interested in the environment and STEM fields, and water quality and quantity. The event will highlight a cohesive and comprehensive approach to the topic of how Latinxs and Latinxs students in particular relate to the environment via research, working groups and outreach. Thus, the main approach to start this awareness is by having a Latinxs and the Environment Resource Fair to provide a platform for students, student organizations and organizations outside of campus to build connections with each other regarding the collective issues faced by Latinxs. Students will learn how to be involved in research, advocacy work, and environmental careers related to Latinxs.

Provide a space for networking.
- Create partnerships across campus relating to the latinxs and the environment.
- Provide a space for students to speak about how the environment relates to them.


Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.